Loring Hospital to Phase in Elective Surgeries and Treatments
Loring Hospital plans to begin a phased-in approach to resuming non-emergent and elective surgeries and procedures after temporarily suspending services in late March due to COVID-19.
“Loring Hospital looks forward to increasing service access in a responsible way,” said Stacy Johnson, chief executive officer and chief financial officer at Loring Hospital. “As some elective procedures are resumed, an emphasis will continue to keep precautions in place to protect our patients, staff, and community.”
Safety protocols include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Surgical patients will be carefully prescreened and undergo a COVID-19 test no more than 96 hours prior to the surgical procedure.
· Upon entering Loring Hospital for a scheduled procedure, patients will be asked to wear a mask and will be screened again for COVID-19 symptoms.
· All medical staff will wear necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) as needed when caring for a patient.
· Current temporary visitor restrictions remain in place. For surgery procedures, one parent or guardian may accompany a patient under the age of 18. Patients 18 and older will be asked to have someone transport them to the hospital and be prepared to transport the patient home afterwards, yet not accompany them into the facility.
· In addition to patient safety measures, Loring Hospital will continue to diligently monitor COVID-19 developments and reassess service offerings as needed.
For questions or for additional information, please call 712-662-7105 or visit Loring Hospital’s Facebook page or website at www.loringhospital.org/covid-19.